Beach Days + Road Trip - DRAMA

In my last blog entry i told you that i will be celebrating a couple of national holidays (Emancipation Day and Independence Day). As a result of this i was in and out  of Kingston quite.

I forgot my camera so i substituted the pics.
First of all,  i must tell you about my Independence Day, August 6, drama. I decided to go to Negril on a beach trip. I was super excited because i rarely go to that side of the island. Well on the highway going out of Kingston the bus caught on fire. I could not make this up even if i tried. The first person out of the bus was a man on crutches and he was on the back seat. A couple of people drove out of the bus and one person jumped out of a window. I slipped out of the bus somehow.  They had to use two big  bottles of water and a crate and a half of beers to out the fire.





Picture of Aquasol Beach
Three hours later, after sitting on the side of the highway,  we were on our way to Montego Bay in another bus. Most were disappointed that we had to change our destination but Montego Bay, however, it was a lot closer at that point. 21/2 hours later we were in  Montego Bay. It seemed like everyone migrated from Kingston to the second city. There were numerous buses  filled with  people. I found it mind blowing. It was a grand beach party. 







We headed back to Ocho Rios after 9 to hit the clubs. On our way from Montego Bay we stopped across the road from Dunn's River Falls where the river water ran underground and exited on the side of the road. There were about 30 coaster buses parked along the road in a row, this enabled passengers to refresh themselves in the river.  I was totally amazed by it all. I did not know this was an annual practice.

We drove into Ocho Town about 10: 30 - 11 and realized that the people from Montego Bay had stopped in Ocho Rios as well.  There was a seafood festival in progress, jerk chicken men were along the street side accompanied by a variety of vendors. There were approximately one hundred buses of all shapes and sized in the town. Music could be heard booming from various street corners and clubs. There were several street dances in full swing. I walked to one of them and all i could see was a sea of people. Occasionally the sea would part and out emerged a car or a bus from the other side. The whole scene was electrifying.


At about 4: 30 am,  the bus was filled once again with drained passengers; soon after it clawed out of Ocho Rios on its way back to Kingston. 2 1/2 hours later through hills, mountains and fog we arrived safely into Kingston.



Here are pics of beach day # 1. These were taken on August 1at Hellshire Beach in Portmore, St. Catherine.

This is the entrance of the beach. I had to park out side there were no parking left.

Beach towels anyone???

Lobster

The beach was crowded!!!


Let's go for a ride.

Check out the horizon.....



Comments

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for coming by Of Such is the Kingdom. I hope you'll come back! I'm a new follower.
    Have a great week!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  2. Listened to India Aria song you posted...LOVE HER!!!

    Found you through Thirsty Thursday.
    Loving finding all these great knew sites to connect with
    Hoping you will connect with mine and follow too.
    have a great day
    Cathy

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  3. I'm glad I found your blog through the Alexa Drop Hop! My husband and I honeymooned in Ocho Rios and were able to vacation in Negril last year. We have very fond memories of Jamaica and hope to return again and again. Seeing your pictures makes me miss it!

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  4. That water looks gorgeous! I want to go to the beach (said in a whiny voice!). Love the colors of your blog!

    Following from Blog Hop Till You Drop!

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  5. It looks like you had an awesome time!
    Char
    The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom
    http://1epicmom.com

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  6. thanks for the follow and visit! following back. lovely pictures! looks like a lot of fun!
    happy weekend to you! :)
    maria

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  9. My husband and I were very close to visiting Negril last summer! We have traveled all around the Caribbean (LOVE IT!!), but haven't made it to Jamaica yet! It must be so nice to live in such a paradise! Following from MBC!

    Amy
    http://lifewithaubrey.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my gosh!! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Show Us Your Town hop!!! So jealous.

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  11. great photos - glad you are ok! What an eventful day but sounds like you made the best of it!

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